A review of Republican-backed changes to North Carolina’s voting rules indicates as many as 29,000 votes might not be counted in this year’s election if a federal appeals court upholds a 2013 law. Besides banning voters from voting outside their assigned precinct on Election Day, this law also prevents them from registering the same day they vote during the early voting period.
Growing up in Jim Crow Arkansas, Bill Clinton saw how the state’s dominant political and racial elite maintained power by suppressing the rights of minority voters who threatened their authority – and as a young activist worked to bring down that illegitimate power structure. So when Clinton says “There is no greater assault on our […]
Jan. 22 (Bloomberg) — In “stuff that matters” news, the Bauer-Ginsberg Commission on election administration issued its report today. Well, it’s not clear that the commission is actually important, but the topic certainly is. U.S. elections are poorly run, and getting worse. Election law expert Rick Hasen discusses the report here. The good news? The […]